Howard (Andy) Patterson

LCSW
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About Me

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In my work with couples, I try to understand the needs each member has, the impact of their individual experience, the pattern of a relationship and any special issues that may impair the connection. I will certainly look at strengths as well. I do support behavioral strategies and encourage concrete steps clients can take toward improved communication and trust, reduced conflict, and intimacy. Parenting approaches, and using a structural model, are utilized when needed. I do try to utilize a family systems perspective in work I do and in helping build effective family relationships among clients with different needs and across the life span.

I am a Georgia Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I earned my Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Clark Atlanta University. Additionally, I earned a Masters Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Sociology from Valdosta State College in Georgia. I have experienced working with a wide range of diverse population groups (whose socioeconomic status ranges from low to upper-middle). I am an eclectic therapist, pulling psychodynamic approaches and interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy, and solution focus. Meaning, I support you with identifying the root misunderstandings in a nonjudgmental and confidential space.

Personally, I found open and clear communication is best. I have a no-secrets policy when working with couples. When working with family systems, I tend to pull from structural family therapy to reinforce the family hierarchy.

SPECIALTIES
Grief
Parenting issues
Self-esteem
Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Stress, Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , and Anger management.

Years of Experience: 44


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #CSW003087 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Howard (Andy) Patterson. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with ReGain might be different.

Written by C.H. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Howard (Andy) for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Only had one session hard to say right now

Written by S.A. on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with Howard (Andy) for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

In the past my husband and I have had therapists that just sit and listen without offering any substantial guidance. Andy always tells us what he thinks and offers different perspectives to our issues. He also jumps in and corrects us if we are making too many assumptions about the other. He's very friendly and a great listener to both sides of our issues.